I figured that I would touch on a bit of Christmas history that is a sore spot for many folks. It used to be with me as well! I think you'll find this interesting.
Did You Know?
While some have objected to using the term “Xmas” as an abbreviation for “Christmas,” this particular form of shorthand has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, the “X” in “Xmas” is actually the symbol for “Chi”-the first letter in the Greek spelling of the word “Christos,” or Christ. Use of the letter “X” as an abbreviation for Christ's name is over 1,000 years old, and the term “Xmas” has been used in English as far back as the 18th century.
I thought you might find that tidbit of information interesting. I always figured that it was a sign of disrespect, but it turns out I was wrong. Hey...even the hermit learns something once in a while.
Anyway, I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas, a good Yule, or whatever you want to name this holiday! Let's just all remember the true reason for the season...OK?
Coffee out on the patio this morning, weather permitting. Ginger snap cookies on the side!